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Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Scotland) Act 2021

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26Review of determination made under section 25

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(1)Where an applicant is notified of a determination under section 25 that permission to apply for a next of kin payment due to exceptional circumstances is not being granted, the applicant may request a review of the determination.

(2)A request for a review must—

(a)be made to the Scottish Ministers,

(b)be made before the end of the period of 8 weeks beginning with the date on which notice of the determination was received by the applicant,

(c)be made in such form, if any, as Ministers require,

(d)specify why a review is being requested, and

(e)contain or be accompanied by any information the applicant considers relevant.

(3)The Scottish Ministers must, as soon as reasonably practicable after receiving a request for a review, provide the request, and any information accompanying it, to Redress Scotland.

(4)A review may be conducted despite the request for it not being made within the period specified in subsection (2)(b) if Redress Scotland is satisfied that the applicant has a good reason for not requesting a review sooner.

(5)The Scottish Ministers must publicise any requirements which are for the time being set under subsection (2)(c).

(6)Sections 55, 56 and 59(1) to (5) apply for the purposes of a review under this section as they apply for the purposes of a review under section 54, subject to the modification that the reference in section 59(1) to a determination being made under section 57 is to be read as a reference to a determination being made under section 27.

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